DUPAGE COUNTY CLERK ELECTION DIVISION
COUNTY CANDIDATE PETITION FILING NOTICE
NOVEMBER, 25, 2019, THROUGH DECEMBER 2, 2019
The DuPage County Clerk’s office announces a new filing process for the candidate petition filings. The doors will open for DuPage County candidate petition filing for the March 17, 2020, Primary Election on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 7 AM in the Auditorium at 421 County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois. The filing commences promptly at 8:00 AM. In order to be eligible to participate in the lottery for placement to be first on the ballot, everyone must arrive prior to 8 AM.
Please note important changes to the filing process. On the morning of Monday, November 25, the filing process will take place in the Auditorium, instead of the Election Division Office. Candidates, and those filing on behalf of candidates, will be allowed to begin signing-in outside the south Auditorium door at 7:00 AM, and each participant will be assigned a number. Once the participant is signed in and issued a number, participants will be allowed to sit inside the Auditorium to wait and enjoy refreshments or to walk freely in the County Building prior to the doors closing for the ballot placement lottery at 8:00 AM sharp. Beginning at 8 AM, the filing process will begin, and numbers issued will be called in sequential order.
To expedite the filing, petitions for county offices will be processed at one station. Petitions for precinct committeepersons will be processed at two separate stations. (If a candidate, or person filing on behalf of a candidate, is filing a single precinct committeeperson petition, he or she may file it at the County Office Station, as well.)
With the new filing process, there will be no advantage for any candidate, or person filing on behalf of a candidate, to take extreme measures to arrive early and be first in line. As clerk, I will personally oversee the filing process to ensure that all candidates are treated fairly.
I hope that these changes will provide everyone with a faster, more efficient, and significantly more comfortable filing experience.
After all of the 8:00 AM ballot lottery filings have been processed in the Auditorium on November 25, the remaining filings will be processed as usual at the County Clerk Election Division Office, on the first floor of the County Building, located at 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, through the close of the filing period on December 2, 2019, at 5 PM.
DuPage County Clerk